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Summary of Proposal COA2500

TitleHigh-Resolution TerraSAR-X Data for an Improved Monitoring of Exposed Intertidal Flats (HiTIME)
Investigator Gade, Martin - Universität Hamburg, Institut für Meereskunde
Team Members
Dr. Gade, Martin - Universität Hamburg, ZMAW, Institut für Meereskunde
Ms. Stelzer, Kerstin - Brockmann Consult, Geo-Information Services
Mr. Kohlus, Jörn - Landesbetrieb für Küstenschutz, Nationalpark und Meeresschutz Schleswig-Holstei, Nationalparkverwaltung
SummaryThe Wadden Sea is of major commercial and ecological significance, and has for centuries been exploited by man for communication, transportation, waste disposal, power generation, fisheries and amenity development. Sustainability of this arearequires proper management and this in turn requires a) the appropriate policy directives and b) the necessary tools to carry out these directives. Monitoring is an integral part of this process and having the appropriate tools for carrying out reliable and accurate measurements is essential for informed decision making. By comparing and combining two high-resolution remote sensing technologies (SAR and optical) it is hoped that new insights will be gained into the potential of identifying and classifying small-scale tidal flat surface structures for monitoring purposes.

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